Congratulations are in order for The Gossip’s Beth Ditto and her fiancée Kristen Ogata, who have revealed they’re tying the knot next summer.
Beth announced the news while she’s been in London promoting the band’s new album A Joyful Noise.
“I'm getting married next year to my partner Kristen in June.
“She might be somewhere here, in the hotel, walking around. I'm doing it in Hawaii because my girlfriend is from there,” the kooky singer said.
Beth’s got her heart set on June, despite her manager trying to convince her to change it to April, because she can’t make it in June.
“I'm not getting married in April because it's the raining season there!
Beth went on to say she believes she was born to be someone's wife.
"I was born to be married," Beth said. "I love the idea of being partnered forever.
"There's not a thing we [Beth and Kristen] haven't been through except for marriage."
Beth's engagement ring has a flower-shaped setting with a round diamond.
Her bandmates Brace Paine and Hannah Blilie are said to be thrilled about Beth’s engagement, and can’t wait for the big day.
'It's going to be great,” Hannah said.
The happy couple
Beth and Kristen have known each other for several years, because Kristen used to be Beth’s assistant.
And although Beth knew all along she had feelings for Kristen, she waited until her nine-year-romance with transgender Freddie Fagula ended in January 2010 to make a move.
She said in the past: “It was something that I kept hidden deep inside of me. But everyone knew. Even people are parties and clubs would be like, ‘When are they (me and Kristen) going to get together?’ There was always a little guilt inside of me because I felt I was cheating, but I never cheated.
“We never did anything ... I dated Freddie for nine years, and I was always worried it was going to end. With Kristen I never worry about it ending, I just feel completely full and whole.”
We can’t wait to see Beth’s wedding dress…